What to hire out and what to do ourselves?
The house I bought needs new electrical, plumbing, roof, heating and ducting, 1 bathroom, kitchen, remove 2 load bearing walls and replace with beams, needs to be insulated, have some walls put up, and I think that is it for the main floor. We need to do these things asap, so need to hire most of the work out. We are both very handy and able to do any of these jobs and just have them inspected aftrwards. We want to save as much money as possible as well as are on a time line, what would you suggest we hire out and what would you suggest we do ourselves to save the most money? We want to do the main first so that we can move in and then do the basement and second floor ourselves while we live there. I have a good cheap roofer as well as someone to do my heatung and ducting at a very good price. So out of the other things. Oh yeah and lath and plaster has to be taken out.
Asked By: Vanessa - 8/30/2007
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What a mess. Call for a drop box and then have you and your husband take out all the lath and plaster, old electrical, plumbing, you name it. You've got to have the walls taken care of before you can do some of the other stuff, but I wonder if you could even get a decent framer to do such a small job, so maybe you... More
Answered By: swirlygirl - 8/30/2007
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Do as much demolition as you can. That will save them doing it. Make sure you know how to read a wall, so you don't take out wires or pipes. If you know any of the technical work, you need them to inspect & sign off on it (elec or heat & cool) Ask the contractors, if they don't like doing something, maybe you can do... More
Answered By: fairly smart - 8/30/2007
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